Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam—Burgerlijke Stand, Geboorten, 1891–1902


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image is an index or does not contain a birth record, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Entry Number

Entry Number

The entry number was often located at the beginning of the record or in the margin next to the record, but the location may vary.

If the record does not have an entry number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 71

Registration Day

Registration Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the registration took place.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was sometimes included in birth records.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 28

Registration Month

Registration Month

Type the first three letters of the month in which the baptism took place: Jan, Feb, Maa, etc.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was sometimes included in birth records.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jan

Registration Year

Registration Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the registration took place.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was sometimes recorded in birth records.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1888

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Dhr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Lucas Karel Bernardus

Father's Patronymic

Father's Patronymic

The patronymic name is located between the given names and the surname. In the Netherlands, patronymics were often used in place of family names or as middle names.

The name is patronymic if it ends in "-s," "-sd," "-sdr," "-se," "-sen," "-sse," "-ss," or "-sz". Please use the name endings above as a guide to help you identify patronymics.

If a patronymic name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Dirksen

Father's Surname Prefix

Father's Surname Prefix

The most common prefixes in Dutch names are de, van, van de, van der, van den, te, ter, or ten. Please use these prefixes as a guide as you identify parts of the name.

If a prefix was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Van

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Dhr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Leemhorst

Father's Occupation

Father's Occupation

Type the occupation or profession that was written on the record.

If the occupation was recorded with any variation of the terms “zonder” or “zonder beroep,” which mean “without occupation”, press Tab to skip this field.

If the occupation was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Meubelmaker

Father's Age

Father's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: 28

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mevr or Mej, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Willemina Alberta

Mother's Patronymic

Mother's Patronymic

The patronymic name is located between the given names and the surname. In the Netherlands, patronymics were often used in place of family names or as middle names.

The name is patronymic if it ends in "-s," "-sd," "-sdr," "-se," "-sen," "-sse," "-ss," or "-sz". Please use the name endings above as a guide to help you identify patronymics.

If a patronymic name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Hendriks

Mother's Surname Prefix

Mother's Surname Prefix

The most common prefixes in Dutch names are de, van, van de, van der, van den, te, ter, or ten. Please use these prefixes as a guide as you identify parts of the name.

If a prefix was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mevr or Mej, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Weijenberg

Mother's Occupation

Mother's Occupation

Type the occupation or profession that was written on the record.

If the occupation was recorded with any variation of the terms “zonder” or “zonder beroep,” which mean “without occupation”, press Tab to skip this field.

If the occupation was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Waschvrouw

Mother's Age

Mother's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Place of Birth

Place of Birth

Type the place of birth that was written on the document.

If the place of birth was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If the place of birth was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Harderwijk

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the birth took place.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 28

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month in which the birth took place: Jan, Feb, Maa, etc.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jan

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the birth took place.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1888

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the first name of a stillborn child wasn't mentioned in the record, please click Ctrl+B.

If given names or the given names of a stillborn child were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Harmina Boasca

Child's Patronymic

Child's Patronymic

The patronymic name is located between the given names and the surname. In the Netherlands, patronymics were often used in place of family names or as middle names.

Do NOT index a patronymic name in this field if a patronymic name was not specifically stated for the child.

The name is patronymic if it ends in "-s," "-sd," "-sdr," "-se," "-sen," "-sse," "-ss," or "-sz". Please use the name endings above as a guide to help you identify patronymics.

If a patronymic name was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Child's Surname Prefix

Child's Surname Prefix

The most common prefixes in Dutch names are de, van, van de, van der, van den, te, ter, or ten. Please use these prefixes as a guide as you identify parts of the name.

If a prefix was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Van

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do NOT index a parent’s surname in this field if a surname was not specifically stated for the child.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname of a stillborn child wasn't mentioned in the record, please click Ctrl+B.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Child's Gender

Child's Gender

Type either M for mannelijk (male) or V for vrouwelijk (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what the gender is from relationship terms, such as son or daughter, or from other indications in the language. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: V